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Poster: Archfilm Date: Dec 7, 2012 1:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

"This is governed by statutory section 17 USC 304. Under the law in effect before 1978, copyright was secured either on the date a work was published or on the date of registration if the work was registered in unpublished form. In either case, the copyright endured for a first term of 28 years from the date it was secured. During the last (28th) year of the first term, the copyright was eligible for a second renewal term of an additional 28 years. If no application was filed for renewal, the work would enter the public domain after the initial 28 year term."

http://www.bitlaw.com/copyright/duration.html

Since this has a 1934 copyright, the film had to be renewed by 1962, not 1960, which UA did properly.

And Ellen, I have absolutely NO affiliation with any website wanting to take these videos down. I may look shady, but I have no intention to give you hard feelings. I do NOT want the Internet Archive to be banned. And just because I requested this video to be taken down is solely to avoid getting a cease-and-desist letter from Warner Bros., not to bully you. By all means, continue downloading movies on here.

This post was modified by Archfilm on 2012-12-07 09:06:35

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Poster: bullie89 Date: Dec 9, 2012 1:44pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

I have not gotten a strike for this, apparently WB does not care about this film. It is here and it will stay until the Officers of the Archive decide to take it down.

I don't know you and I have zero knowledge of the allegations against you. You were a bully and that is always uncalled for. I don't bother anybody and I just love Vintage films.

Thanks for your reply, I read 25 years, not 28 years and others were searching to see if the film is in the Public Domain. Using 25 years from 1934 when the film was made, however it was released in 1935. Either way with the 25 year window they were several years late. It was not United Artists, it was a Warner Brothers film capitalizing on Muni's success in Scarface, and 'I was a Prisoner On A Chain Gang. BTW, I have all of his films!

Thanks,

Ellen

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Poster: Archfilm Date: Dec 9, 2012 4:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

I was only concerned, and if my post offended you, I apologize. I'll close this case.

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Poster: bullie89 Date: Dec 11, 2012 1:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

Thank you for your kind note. Have a great holiday season and as always, enjoy classic films!

:)

Ellen